You might have a nicely broken-in purse in your closet, but its age or style might mean that you're completely bored with it. One easy way to add a little edgy style to that bag is through the addition of studs. Once these metal appliques are in place, your purse transforms from boring to bomb.
Determine the interval between studs with your measuring tape. This ensures precise placement of each piece of hardware.
Mark these spots with your tailor's chalk.
Press the tabs of the studs against the leather, leaving a mild impression. Don't bother trying to penetrate the piece with the tabs.
Puncture the leather on the depressions using your craft knife. Try to make each hole just large enough to allow the tabs to pop through.
Bend each tab flat inside the purse, using your needle-nose pliers.
Repeat the process until your purse matches your design vision.